Conner Calhoun in “Printer’s Proof” at the SVA Chelsea Gallery (reception tonight)

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Exhibitions, VCS Students | No Comments
An installation view of "Printer's Prooof" (via the SVA website)

An installation view of “Printer’s Proof” (via the SVA website)

VCS senior Conner Calhoun has work on display in the exhibition “Printer’s Proof,” one of four SVA Fine Arts Department exhibitions on display through February 21st at the SVA Chelsea Gallery. A reception for the show will take place tonight (Thursday, February 12th) from 6 to 8 pm.

Here’s a description of the show from SVA’s event announcement, which also includes a slideshow of the installation:

“Printer’s Proof,” curated by faculty member Gunars Prande, explores the printmaking process in new ways. Prande says, “A printer’s proof is an impression pulled for the printer and is outside the regular numbered edition. The artists in this show are all artist/printers, not only creating the image but then printing it as well. This involves making decisions as they are printing and reacting to unexpected results—problems as well as happy accidents. They have all learned the traditional printmaking process and then made them their own, often choosing to create unique works of art instead of uniform print editions. By crossing traditional boundaries between mediums and incorporating drawing, painting, photography, ceramics and sewing, printmaking processes are constantly being reinvented.” Prints by Conner Calhoun, Nick Groepler, Bjorgvin Jonsson, Baljeet Rogers, Amanda Selinder and Chen Zeng are on view.

Gallery 4 also includes a selection of silkscreen books, curated by faculty member David Sandlin. “All of the silkscreen books displayed here combine image and text to guide the viewer through a narrative,” says Sandlin. “In each of the works, the pages flow with the aim of revealing a surprise with each turn.” The silkscreen book artists are Hye In Jeon, Hyo Jin Kang, Marissa Shea, Minju Sun, Fernanda Sanovicz and Jamilla Wu.

“Printer’s Proof” will be up through Saturday, February 21st, and is free and open to the public. The SVA Chelsea Gallery is located on the 15th floor at 601 West 26th Street in New York City, Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, please contact the gallery at 212-592-2145 or

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